Christian conservative activists on
Monday warned the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) against ending its ban
on gay scouts and leaders.
The BSA's national board will consider
ending the ban and allowing local chapters to decide the issue at its
regularly scheduled meeting next week.
Scouts mull ending gay ban.)
“Jerry Sandusky is now the poster boy
for the Boy Scouts of America,” tweeted Fischer, spokesman for the
Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA).
Perkins, the president of the Family
Research Council (FRC), said that allowing gay members would
undermine “the well-being of the boys under their care.”
“The Boy Scouts of America board
would be making a serious mistake to bow to the strong-arm tactics of
LGBT activists and open the organization to homosexuality,” Perkins
said. “What has changed in terms of the Boy Scouts' concern
for the well-being of the boys under their care? Or is this not
about the well-being of the Scouts, but the funding for the
Perkins added in an email to supporters
that the policy change would have “devastating” consequences.